SoWa First Friday event (©Rosanna Cipriani/Flickr, Creative Commons)
Visitors encounter a world rife with art here at this flagship building where more than 70 professional working studios and 15 galleries occupy space. With most open to the public, these studios offer a glimpse at contemporary local artists working in all types of mediums. Artists’ hours vary, but sign in lobby indicates open spaces. Special free “First Friday” event on the first Friday of each month, 5-9 pm.